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MOUNT STREET cemetery, Wellington

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MOUNT STREET cemetery, Wellington

Posted: 1370818992000
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the Roman Catholic MOUNT STREET CEMETERY is a protected heritage site in Wellington, New Zealand. It was the first cemetery in Wellington for Catholic burials and contains the graves of the first nuns and priests in Wellington. It remained open until 1891 although burials continued in existing family plots until 1954. The earliest surviving grave marker dates from 1851, and the latest from 1954. Although only around 200 headstones survive, it is estimated that there could have been as many as 1150 burials. Many of the early markers were simple wooden crosses, which have long since vanished.

Each of the people buried here have been individually researched and bios of each have been added (when found) into journals/postings via family tree circles.

I am in regular contact with the Friends of Mount Street Cemetery group who provide the names of the 'new burials' as they find them (which, at this time is almost weekly). These people are then researched and added.

If you have any information to add to any of the residents I will be pleased to update

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